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Sarnath, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18

Detached House




337 sq.m.

EPI: 0 kWh/m2/yr


Keane Thompson proudly introduce this truly stunning 5-bedroom pre-war bungalow full of character and charm and positioned in a prime location. Houses like Sarnath rarely come to the market. Totalling approx. 337 sq.m of superbly laid out accommodation and standing on a mature, private manicured site of c. 0.2964 Ha / .73 Acre, Sarnath offers the ultimate in home and garden. There is also a grant of planning permission to the front of the property for a substantial detached single storey 3-bed modern residence expanding to c.185 sq.m. Originally built as a bungalow in the early 1900s, the property was completely rebuilt to a modern standard while retaining many of its original features in 2005 and with an additional storey added. The property has instant appeal. From the moment you approach the entrance and onto the impressive long driveway that gently sweeps around the lawned garden to the front faade you know that this home is something very special.

On entering through the porch with its charming and original Art Deco gates, you are immediately struck by the sense of light and space throughout. It has been designed by the current owners with an emphasis on entertaining and one only has to look towards the large double height entrance hallway with atrium and adjoining large and spacious living areas to appreciate this. The large welcoming hall with an impressive bespoke staircase, also ideal for a meet and greet area, offers access via door to the main living area featuring two separate areas for both entertaining and lounging and boasts a stunning cast iron open fireplace and striking internal feature windows throughout allowing for ample light to flood through. This room in turn opens via double doors to the large and spacious open plan kitchen / family room and pantry. The kitchen boasts a centrepiece island and range of eye & base level kitchen units with integrated appliances plus a wonderful limestone open fireplace. From here, double doors lead out to the sun-drenched patio ideal for entertaining with wonderful views of the stunning mature gardens. A large and very functional utility room with door to rear garden and guest WC is located to the side.

There are three very spacious double bedrooms on the ground floor, currently being used as a guest bedroom, an office and a multi-functional family room / playroom or bedroom with double doors out to the patio and gardens. On the first floor you will find the spectacular master bedroom with its light filled space and doors opening out to the south-west facing balcony overlooking the gardens. This room further benefits from master ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. A second bedroom is located on this floor and features an ensuite. A large storage room / hot-press further compliment the upper floor space. This home is ideal for entertaining as there is a seamless connection between the formal, informal, and recreational areas that will appeal to the most discerning of buyers. Furthermore, the owners attention to detail when restoring this beautiful home is distinct throughout with original window frames and sills, original wood floors, original bathroom sanitary ware, high ceilings and much more.

The gardens are beautifully mature and landscaped and even boast a rare Irish Elm tree amongst other beautiful specimen trees throughout. The front garden as well as having its ample off-street parking also features a mature lawn with hedged boundary and specimen trees and shrubs. To the left of the house there is the large garage with front and rear access and EV 7kw and 3kw power points either side of the drive. To the right of the house is a wide side entrance and gate.

The rear garden is South-West facing and is fully landscaped with manicured lawns and a beautifully large sunny patio which enjoys all day and evening sun, ideal for entertaining or BBQs on those long summer nights. There is a glass greenhouse to the side of the garden which the current owner uses to grow fruit and vegetables. The garden is an outstanding feature of this beautiful home offering an oasis of calm and tranquillity with complete seclusion and privacy.


Sarnath is located in the heart of Cabinteely Village which is one of south Dublins more picturesque villages in South Dublin. In effect the village itself is part of a cul-de-sac which offers a quaint library, a handful of trendy eateries, the Horse & Hound public house and a Garda Station. Cabinteely village features a strong and vibrant community along with a very active Tidy Towns committee keeping the village and surrounds looking their best all year around. Cabinteely Park is one of South Dublin’s most favoured attractions with children’s play areas, acres of parklands, paved walkways and a period residence open to the public for various historical talks and its famous tea rooms. Dunnes of Cornelscourt is one of Irelands largest and finest grocery stores where locals can avail of the impressive array of groceries and convenience stores, all with free parking. Access to the city and its surrounds is easy and frequent via Dublin Bus N11 QBC corridor with buses every 5 minutes and with access via a laneway provided for literally across the road from Sarnath. Furthermore, the LUAS is also just approximately 2km away at Laughanstown. The M50 is also conveniently located close by. In addition, some of the best schools in South County Dublin including Loreto College Foxrock, St Brigid’s Primary School, Blackrock College, UCD, St. Andrews, Muckross to name a few.

Accommodation 337 sq.m / 3,627.4 sq. ft (Includes garage and storage room c.30 sq.m)
Please refer to floor plans for room dimensions

Front garden
Laid with lawn, surrounded by mature trees, hedging and shrubs including a rare Irish Elm tree and shrubbery, featuring a beautiful street lamp originally from the Phoenix Park! Ample parking, EV points with 7kw socket on one side and 3kw on other side. Garage positioned on the left whilst there is a large side entrance to the right. Planning permission was also granted for a large detached house to be positioned in the front garden, cleverly designed so as not to detract from the original house and still allowing for ample parking and driveway.

Original tiled floor Art Deco gates which are estimated to be around 100 years old, the gates can be locked also adding an additional security feature, original front door with leaded feature windows and original windows either side.

Porcelain tiled floor with reinforced wooden floor underneath, recessed lighting, feature Art Deco fireplace which is plumbed for gas, wide spacious inviting hallway ideal for meet and greet area and entertaining with stunning full height atrium and a striking bespoke oak curved staircase.

Bedroom 3
Spacious double bedroom, original restored wood floor, original window sills and surrounds, to front.

Bedroom guest 4 / study
Spacious double bedroom, original restored wood floor, cast iron feature fire place, fitted shelving wall unit, currently in use as a home office, to front.

Exquisite double feature windows with original sills and surround, original restored wood floor, original claw foot bath with shower and Baterley Victorian handcrafted wash hand basin and WC, separate power shower.

Bedroom 5 / family room / playroom
Multi-functional room, can be used as a separate family room, playroom or bedroom. Carpet floor, original window to side with sills and surround, double doors to rear patio and garden.

Large and spacious open plan room, porcelain tiled floor, feature fireplace with limestone surround and open fireplace. Island to centre, eye and level base kitchen units with ample black granite worktops and wine rack. Britannia 6 ring gas hob with twin electric ovens, double doors to rear patio and garden, integrated dishwasher, ample storage. Pantry to side, to;

Utility room
Porcelain tiled floor, range of fitted storage units, ample worktop space, plumbed for washing machine, tumble dryer, double sink, gas boiler, fridge freezer, door to back garden, to;

Guest WC
Porcelain tiled floor, WC, wash hand basin.

Living room
Original restored wood floor, stunning feature cast iron fireplace with cherubs and open fireplace, large open plan entertaining space with two separate living spaces, 3 feature window sills and surrounds.


Master bedroom 1
Very spacious and bright room, carpet floor. Velux window, walk in wardrobe, double doors to south west facing balcony with spectacular views overlooking the rear garden, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the all day and evening sun, to;

Porcelain tiled floor, heated towel rail, double power shower, recessed lighting, wash hand basin, WC.

Ceramic tiled floor, south west aspect, ideal space for relaxing on those long summer evenings.

Bedroom 2
Large double, carpet floor, recessed lights, to;

Fully tiled, WC, wash hand basin, Triton T90 electric shower, heated towel rail, large Velux window.

Hot-press / storage
Carpet floor, used as hot-press & storage, NVR for security system.

Stunning curved balustrade, carpet floor, recessed lighting, access to attic.

With double doors to front and back providing easy access, attic space above.

Rear garden
An outstanding feature of this wonderful home. South-west facing aspect with a sun-drenched patio and stunning maple tree and camellia planted into the ground, fantastic entertainment area featuring both dining and separate seating areas along with BBQ area, steps to a dramatic and magnificent lawn with specimen split beech mature tree along with further matures trees, and hedging and a glass house perfect for growing fruit and vegetables!

Features / Services
Completely rebuilt 5-bed 100-year-old cottage in the heart of Cabinteely
Planning permission for single storey detached modern house to front, c.185 sq.m, Planning permission reference number V/090/22
Kilgobbit Park boasting further recreational walks and sporting facilities just minutes away
Completely rebuilt in 2005 while maintaining the old-world character of the original home
Eye catching double height entrance hallway with ceiling atrium
Many original features restored and intact including original sills and surrounds, high ceilings, porch gates and front door and much more.
Eircom wireless phone watch alarm
Gas fired central heating
Built c.1920
8 camera security system
South west facing rear garden
Wide side entrance to side
Garage with front and rear access
Sensor security lighting
Wired for patio lighting
All Bosch white goods included in sale
Property is in a prime location in Cabinteely Village
Within 1-minute walking distance to QBC N11 bus corridor via laneway with mature hedging, buses 145 and 155 every 5 minutes straight to city centre
Close to Luas at Lehaunstown and Bridesglen and Cherrywood, just 2km away

Asking Price


By appointment only.